The format of golf played in our annual match against Uppingham is unique, at least it is for the ORGS.

The match is played using the four ball better ball format which, while it is a format now very often played generally in golf, is not played otherwise in the ORGS which remains a foursomes society.

We now play this match, thanks to one of the Uppingham players, at Luffenham Heath in Rutland (near Stamford) and this was played on Wednesday 22nd August. Luffenham Heath is an excellent test of golf, with tree lined fairways (you rarely glimpse players on other holes), well positioned bunkers, sloping fairways and challenging par 3s.  It is surprising, on such a course, that both organisers were not flooded with applicants to play.  Nevertheless, a select group met for lunch and a great afternoon of golf in warm and breezy weather with the course in excellent condition – dry, running (with some thick rough, the ball sometimes ran too far and found the rough) and excellent greens.

The match overall was a draw, so one win and one loss for Rugby in the two matches that played.  Happily Henry Carver who was lent to Uppingham and played well but had to give plenty of shots, did not achieve a win against his old school.

Many thanks to our organiser, Guy Steele-Bodger and to Richard Murmann of Uppingham for making the arrangements with the Club (where he has been a member for over 60 years!).

Guy Steele-Bodger (Tu 74-78), Henry Carver  (SH 72-77), Robert Prior (C 81-86), Charles Carver (SH 74-79) & Tim Watts (St 66-71).

Tim Watts
Hon Sec, ORGS

 

FIXTURES

September 2020

Mon 7th & Tue 8th - TBC
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

October 2020

Fri 11th & Sat 12th - TBC
Grafton Morrish Finals
Hunstanton & Royal West Norfolk

Wed 21st - TBC
ORGS v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club
Register to play

November 2020

Saturday 7th - TBC
ORGS v Meteors
Royal St George's

December 2020

Mon 7th - TBC
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

March 2021

Wednesday 24th
Match v London Solicitors GS
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2021

Thursday 8th  - Sunday 11th
Halford Hewitt 2021
Royal St George's & Royal Cinque Ports

May 2021

Thursday 6th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

June 2021

Friday 11th AM
Match v Luffness New
Luffness New Golf Club

Friday 11th PM
Scottish Meeting
Luffness New Golf Club

Saturday 12th
Scottish Meeting
HCEG - Muirfield

July 2021

Thursday 8th
2021 Northern Meeting
Notts Golf Club (Hollinwell)

August 2021

Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

September 2021

Wednesday 1st
Match v Veteran Lady Golfers
Ashridge Golf Club

Friday 10th & Saturday 11th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Stamford Road
South Luffenham
Rutland
PE9 3UU